Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Actor Jeff Bridges will release a solo album

Actor Jeff Bridges, Oscar winner last year for giving life to an old country music star in Crazy Heart, released a solo album this summer, said Tuesday the online edition of the magazine The Hollywood Reporter. According to the publication, Bridges has signed a contract with the division Blue Note Records, the label owned by EMI through which release the album, yet untitled, which will contribute to "various own compositions." The album will feature collaborations with Roseanne Cash and Sam PhillipsBlue Note Records is currently hosting linked to jazz artists like Norah Jones and Amos Lee.

Bridges, with the help of producer T-Bone Burnett, also covers of Stephen Bruton, John Goodwin, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey and Tom Waits, among others. The album also will be space for collaborations with Roseanne Cash and Sam Phillips. The actor and Burnett have known the shooting of Heaven's Gate (1980).

The producer was the one who chose the songs for the soundtrack of The Big Lebowski, one of the most famous bands of Bridges, and was the co-author of Crazy Heart lyrics, including the Oscar-nominated The Weary Kind. It is the first record of Bridges. In 2000, shortly after the success of The Big Lebowski, published Be Here Soon, an eclectic album with a fusion of styles, mainly folk, rock and soul, which only had an impact, through independent label Ramp.

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